SJC asked Architectural Research Consultants, Incorporated (ARC) to assist them to identify, evaluate, and recommend potential site(s) most suitable for new student housing. MRWM Landscape Architects assisted ARC.
ARC used a four-step study process that:
• Identified nine site options through discussion with SJC staff and consideration of the campus Master Plan
• Identified eight selection criteria categories that reflect site size, cost of development, safety, and general amenities that the site may offer
• Evaluated the sites with respect to the criteria
• Recommended a preferred site based on an analysis of the criteria.